Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Busy Busy

I’ve continued work on those socks, though I have only completed two repeats of the pattern, and I need to be at the heel by the end of next week!
Monkey socks are a nice knit though, and doing two at a time is easy with a repeating pattern like this.
The yarn is nice to work with. If you fancy something similar check out Violet Green! Her yarns are lovely, the colours are fab, and they’re good value for a hand-dyed yarn. I especially like the pure cashmere that she does.

I’m still plugging away on the mohair top, though it’s slow going. I think I’ve fallen into a stocking stitch black hole. It doesn’t matter how long I knit on it the top doesn’t get any longer! Still, I’ll get there eventually.

I have completed something else though; I’ve knitted a lovely hat from some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk.


Pattern: Robin’s egg blue hat
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran.
Needle: 5mm
Modifications: The pattern called for chunky yarn, but I used Aran, so I adjusted the numbers accordingly. I did a spiral decrease on the crown rather than the one written in the pattern.
Verdict: it’s a fab hat, and should be lovely and warm. I may have to make some matching accessories to go with it!

I’ve also been spinning; I’ll post later in the week with the singles yarn I’ve been making. My first ever singles yarn! I’m pleased with it so far, but I haven’t skeined, washed and dried it yet.

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